Dr. Melburn E. Landin

Dr. Melburn E. Landin, 90, of Sugar Grove, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at the John & Orpha Blair hospice house.

Born on April 30, 1930, in Sugar Grove, a son of the late Arthur and Alice (Lundburg) Landin, Mel grew up in the home that his father built. As a young boy, he became a member of Mission Covenant Church.

Mel received a Bachelor’s degree from Alfred University and a Doctorate from Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry. He married the love of his life, Margaret “Peggy” (Berquist) Landin, on August 20, 1955. After teaching Physics at Eisenhower High School for a year, Mel served in the U.S. Air Force as a dentist for a few years.

In 1959, Mel moved with his young family back to his home in Sugar Grove to start his dental practice, was joined by his son, Paul, in 1989, and continued until his retirement in 2001.

Always eager to serve, Mel was Chairman of the Board of Camp Mission Meadows, Covenant Manor, and Mission Covenant Church for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hobby farming, directing the Church choir, singing in a men’s quartet, and traveling.

Mel is survived by his wife of 65 years. They have five children: Mark (Beth) Landin of Corning, NY, Donald (Karen) Landin of MN, Susan (John) DeLancey of Pittsburgh, Paul (Karen) Landin of Sugar Grove, Steven Landin and his partner, Heike Newman of CO. Their grandchildren are Kyle and Lien Landin, Kirk and Alyssa Landin, Joel DeLancey, Hannah (Jay) Ginther and their daughter, Jubilee, Rachel DeLancey, Linnea (Brad) Burr and their children Joshua, Mara Grace, and Hannah, Daniel (Stephanie) Landin and their sons Isaac, Asher, and Ezra, Matthew (April) Landin and their children Annika, Gabriel, and Finnley, Gretchen (Andrew) Hopson, and Jonathan Landin.

In addition to their parents, Mel was preceded in death by three brothers: Everett, Harold, and Donald.

The funeral service will be on Sunday, March 7, at Mission Covenant Church 7205 Matthews Run Road, Sugar Grove, Pa 16350 at 2:00 pm, with visitors received for one hour before the service. Rev. Brian Haight will officiate. The burial will follow in the Mission Covenant Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mission Covenant Church Building Fund.

The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville have been entrusted with all arrangements.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome .net.